Director, Office of Research Ethics
Terry Elliott has overall responsibility for research compliance at PATH. He oversees the work of PATH’s Research Determination Committee, Research Ethics Committee, and Institutional Biosafety Committee, as well as our animal research policy. He also is a member of our compliance working group and our scientific integrity committee.
Prior to working at PATH, Mr. Elliott served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines and did nutrition research in Kenya. He started at PATH in 1985 as a technical writer and moved through various program positions until his departure in 1989. For the next ten years, he worked primarily in domestic health on HIV/AIDS issues, including community education and vaccine clinical trials design and management, the latter at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington. In 1999, Mr. Elliott returned to PATH to work on diagnostics, maternal and child health, and research ethics. In the early years after his return, he focused on building monitoring and evaluation skills across the organization and managed PATH’s partnership in the US Agency for International Development’s MEASURE program. He founded our Research Support Services Division in 2008 and became its first director.
Mr. Elliott has a BS from the State University of New York, Albany, and an MS from Cornell University. He did further graduate-level training at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has been a certified institutional review board (IRB) professional since 2004.